Absenteeism and turnover in Myanmar’s garment sector

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Factive is pleased to announce the publication of a new research report for the International Labour Organization (ILO): Skilled Workers Matter: The business case for addressing absenteeism and turnover in Myanmar’s garment sector.

In April 2019, the ILO in conjunction with the Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association (MGMA) commissioned a study into the impacts of absenteeism and turnover on productivity in Myanmar’s garment sector. The findings in this report are based on data the Factive team in Myanmar collected from 16 participating garment factories. In total, 346 workers participated in this study.

One of the key findings of the study is that the solution to the problems of absenteeism and turnover in garment factories in Myanmar today is not all about money. Garment workers are especially attracted to workplaces where they are treated with respect and where they feel safe both in their work environment and on their daily commute.

To read more, you can download a copy of the research report from the ILO’s website at the link below: